Beyond their traditional color, the only thing traditional about these braces is that you can see them. Contemporary braces are made of super strong metal alloys derived from the space program. Their strength allows them to be the smallest of all braces and therefore the most comfortable. Their density makes them ultra slippery so teeth move faster than they ever have before. Today's braces, in combination with other high tech materials mean fewer office visits to complete treatment.
Clear Braces (Ceramic Brackets)
Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. This means that unlike traditional stainless steel braces, with ceramic braces your smile will not look 'metallic.' In addition, ceramic brackets are designed so that they won't stain or discolor over long periods of time. Our dentists can let you know if you are a candidate for ceramic braces.
Clear plastic trays or aligners represent a third choice that is available to straighten your teeth. This choice is probably the most esthetic available, as there is nothing attached to your teeth. It is also the most comfortable, as there are no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth. Finally, they are the most hygienic, as when removed, you can brush and floss your teeth as normal. Our dentists will determine if you are a candidate for clear aligners, as they are not indicated for every bite problem